UdG Choir

The University of Girona Choir offers the chance to take part in a committed group of choral singers and play music at rehearsals and concerts together with other members of the university community. If you do this activity, you can get academic credit.

How to be join the choir

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR

To join the choir, all you have to do is contact the choir director at the email: cor@udg.edu

An appointment will be made to chat about this opportunity and fill out a form with your details. You will also be given a simple voice test to determine your tessitura and the vocal range you should sing.

If you participate in eighty percent of the rehearsals and concerts throughout the year, you can obtain credit on your academic record.

The rehearsals are held every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. in music room S-134 in the Faculty of Education and Psychology. The aim of rehearsals is to provide the singers with vocal and musical training so they are ready to entertain audiences at academic, cultural or festive events.

Calendar next activities:

  • Inauguration of the Academic Year: on Thursday 27 September 12 pm. (rehearsals on 13, 20 and 22 September)
  • Ordinary rehearsals from Thursday 4 October
  • Christmas Concert : on Thursday 20th December 13:30

Short history

The University of Girona Choir was set up in 1998 by teacher Joan de la Creu Godoy i Tomàs and he directed it for twenty years. Over the years, it has sought to be a cultural and artistic tool for the university community. Students, PDI and PAS can find in the choir the chance to take part in a musical activity that grows and improves by the day.

The Choir takes part in University events and other events in the city of Girona. Some of these include concerts for the inauguration of the academic year, formal events, Honoris Causa, exchanges with others university choirs, trips, the Christmas concert, autumn and spring concerts and participation in the Temps de Flors and “Girona A Capella” festivals. The choir has recorded 4 CDs.

Since its twentieth anniversary the Choir has had a new director, Martí Ferrer i Bosch, with exciting new proposals and projects.

The director

Martí Ferrer i Bosch

Born in Girona in 1977, he is the director of choirs and orchestras at the Conservatoire of Tarragona, editor and founder of FICTA and director of the Polyphonic Chapel of Girona. Committed to developing choir singing in Catalonia and Europe, he was president of the Secretariat of Children's Choirs of Catalonia and the Catalan Choral Movement and is currently a member of the board of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat and the International Music Council. This career path has enabled him to promote national and international projects where musical excellence, education, accessibility and social improvement have been the inspiring axes (National Youth Choir of Catalonia, Music and Resilience Support, etc.). In his free time he writes music and reads books.

List of concerts